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Ami Babbitt killed in drunk driving incident in San Antonio Texas

Ami Lea Babbitt was killed in a drunk driving incident in San Antonio, Texas. Law enforcement believes that the incident occurred in the 9800 block of Potranco Road at about 4 AM. The drunk driver went off the road because he had supposedly fallen asleep at the wheel. The car crossed a few lanes, left the road, hit a pole, and unfortunately, also hit Babbitt. She was taken to the hospital, but she died from the injuries she sustained in the accident. There are no reports on whether the drunk driver was injured. The driver will be charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the victim's family and community. We imagine that they may have been deeply affected by this tragedy.

Drunk driving incidents are not uncommon in San Antonio. Recently, there have been a string of drunk driving incidents that have involved drivers crashing into people's houses.

For example, a man crashed into the house of Chris Armijo around 3 AM on the 10300 block of Grenadier Way. The man was intoxicated, and police believe that he was driving at a very high speed when he lost control of his car and hit Armijo's house. There have been no reports of any injuries. If no injuries were sustained, one can only imagine the devastation caused by the drunk driver if someone had been hurt - Armijo's two five-year-old daughters were sleeping when the accident occurred. What if Armijo himself would have been injured, or his daughters? 

Drunk driving is absolutely unnacceptable and should be dealt with accordingly. Families that have lost a loved one to a drunk driver may desire filing a wrongful death claim. 

-- Article by Richard D. Weaver, a Texas personal injury attorney.

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